Buy Josh from Northlane’s custom Jackson

The other day Josh Smith from Northlane was involved in a bad cycling accident here in Melbourne. He’s okay (but a bit bashed up) but his bike was totalled, and he’s selling his amazing Jackson B7 custom to fund a new bike. The guitar is fully loaded with Evertune bridge, bone nut, custom swirl finish by Charles Cilia, Josh’s signature Bare Knuckle Impulse pickups, 27″ scale length and plenty of other pro features, and you can make it yours for $7,500AUD.

Here’s the info from the Reverb.com  listing.

“This Jackson B7 has been customized and used by myself on the road for around 6 years. It was also used in the film clip for the song Obelisk.

Although it is a regular USA B7 model, it is truly one of a kind. It also contains a pickup set not yet available to the public. Specs as follows:

– 1pc quatersawn bolt-on Maple neck w/reinforcement rods
– Ebony Fretboard
– Alder body with Maple top
– Luminlay Side dots
– 24 XJ frets
– 27″ scale length
– custom swirl refinish by charles cilia (neck pickup route filled in and routed for single coil)
– Evertune Bridge (installed by Harron Custom Guitars)
– Bone Nut (cut by Harron Custom Guitars)
– Hipshot grip lock tuners
– Dunlop Flushmount Straploks
– Bare Knuckle impulse H/S pickups
– 550k BKP/CTS bridge volume
– 280k BKP/CTS neck volume
– Dimarzio 3-way toggle (inner position hum cancelling with bridge inner coil/neck activated)
– Jackson OHSC

I have decided to allow for free international shipping if my asking price is met, this will open the guitar up to the world. Price guide is based on offers received prior to listing. All offers considered. I’ll string it up and tune it to whatever you’d like.

The guitar does have some road wear to it, dings etc that are impossible for me to show in photos. Plays flawlessly and sold as is.

Reason for selling is that i was involved in a pretty bad cycling accident and want to fund a new bike.”

 

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Just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who’s contacted me over the last couple of days since my accident. I was doing intervals at Albert park when a pedestrian walked out onto the road without looking as I took a corner at about 55kph. I locked up my rear wheel and hit this piece of road furniture and went flying ✈️. Although said pedestrian just left the scene of the accident, there were police around that called an ambulance for me and a personal trainer who administered first aid. I was transported to the Alfred hospital where I stayed for about 36 hours before being discharged. Miraculously I have no broken bones, I did a bit of internal damage to my liver, right kidney and spleen but there’s no bleeding. Left ribs are bruised up pretty bad but this Desmond is still breathing. I’ve had my amazing partner @angiebeb taking care of me every step of the way, from bringing me food in hospital to transporting my bike for me and making me pancakes in bed this morning. Also had a coffee delivery from my pals @mayajaneska & @jonathondeiley which really pepped me up while I was in the ward. Definitely feeling super lucky today ❤️

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Charvel releases Henrik Danhage sig

CHARVEL® PROUDLY RELEASES THE HENRIK DANHAGE LIMITED EDITION SIGNATURE PRO-MOD SO-CAL STYLE 1

Scottsdale, Ariz. (October 23, 2020) – Charvel® today announces the release of the Henrik Danhage Limited Edition Signature Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1.

Danhage has provided the battering riffs for Swedish progressive heavy metal band Evergrey for nearly two decades, and Charvel is proud to honor the distinct axeman with his very own signature model.

“It started with Charvel for me back in ’86 or ’87 when I saw a Charvel and Jackson ad in Guitar World,” said Danhage. “I was a little kid then and all of the guys that were in there were some of my favorite players and they looked so cool with the big hair and all the custom guitars. It was the best ad I’ve seen in my whole life as a matter of fact, but I was more attracted to Charvel and those kind of guitars – with a bolt-on neck, 22 frets, Charvel logo, a Floyd.

“I began working with Charvel in 2010. I left the company I was working with at the time to finally getting my Charvel and it’s been really good. Ten years later I am sitting here with my own signature model. That is pretty awesome if you think about it.”

Danhage’s signature model features an ash body and a bolt-on maple neck with graphite-reinforcement rods that provide superior support against bending and extreme environmental fluctuations. A 12”-16” compound radius maple fingerboard with comfortable rolled edges, 22 jumbo frets and black dot inlays provides the ideal surface for brazen riffing and precise chording, while a heel-mount truss rod adjustment wheel allows for quick and easy neck relief tweaks on the fly.

A Seymour Duncan® JB™ TB-4 bridge pickup is a well-versed, high output humbucker ideal for crunchy rock ‘n’ roll or blistering metal attitude, while the DiMarzio® Area 67™ DP419CR single-coil neck pickup shines with bright and shimmering clean tones.

The single white Strat®-style skirt volume knob houses a push/push selector for switching between the bridge and neck pickups, while a top-mount Floyd Rose® 1000 Series double-locking tremolo bridge system keeps this axe in tune throughout daring dive bombs and aggressive styles of playing.

As if it’s actually been through 20 years of touring with the Evergrey guitarist, the Henrik Danhage Limited Edition Signature Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 sports a heavy White Relic finish topped with a 3-ply white pickguard, chrome hardware and relic’d neck, fingerboard and reverse licensed Fender® Strat headstock.

Watch Danhage’s deep-dive video discussion about his love for Charvel, new signature model, influences and upcoming album here.

PRS announces Private Stock Paul’s 85

PRS Guitars has just announced Paul’s 85, a limited run of 85 Private Stock guitars personally spec’d by Paul Reed Smith himself and meticulously crafted by the Private Stock team. The model features an Electric Tiger Glow finish, wide-curl maple tops, dark Peruvian mahogany necks, solid red abalone birds, and more features specially chosen by Paul. PRS says each guitar was played and adjusted by Paul until it was ‘right.’

“We believe guitar making is an ongoing process of discovery, and this Paul’s 85 guitar utilizes all of the parts, processes, and workmanship I have spent my career (to date) seeking, testing, refining, and teaching our craftsman,” Paul says. “My hope is that these benchmark instruments are something remarkable for our company and the industry. There is no better way to close out our 35th Anniversary than with these extraordinary, hopefully magic, guitars.”

These guitars are available exclusively through Authorized PRS Private Stock dealers, and there are only 85 of them worldwide.

Peavey Resumes HP 2 Production

The story is pretty well known by now: Eddie Van Halen designs the Wolfgang with Peavey, Eddie eventually sets up his own brand in partnership with Fender, and many years later Peavey announces that it has a bunch of old parts left over since the 90s and that the model will be returned to the lineup as the HP 2. It’s been quite a while since the HP 2 was announced, but now Peavey has enlisted new luthiers in Europe to take over production, using those original parts until they run out, after which they’ll be fresh new builds.Here’s the press release from Peavey with more info. I also note that unlike the original Wolfies, the HP 2 has coil splits for each pickup. Neat. Anyway, if you follow me on social media you probably know I have a huge thing for blue guitars with zebra humbuckers, and several pics in this article have me positively fizzing.

Peavey Resumes HP 2 Production with Renewed Vintage Appeal

MERIDIAN, MS — Peavey Electronics® has officially resumed production of the HP 2® electric guitar and is giving players an incentive to pre-order one today. Peavey has entrusted some of the best luthiers in Europe to take over production of the HP 2, and the first 400 builds will be New Old Stock made from wood that’s been aging since the 1990s. For authenticity, guitars built with this aged wood will be marked with “NOS” on the back of the headstock. Available in Black, Deep Ocean, Tiger Eye and Moonburst finishes, the HP 2 was fashioned to stand out, and with high-quality materials and impeccable electronics, it’s designed for iconic vintage tone.

The HP 2 stays true to Peavey’s legacy of award-winning guitars, and is constructed with leading-edge technology, traditional handcrafted methods, professional-quality upgrades, and customizations. While the aesthetic is classic, the HP 2 brings its own unique flair with its carved top and offset, asymmetrical body design that offers comfort, proper balance, and maximum ease of playing. As a testament to its high quality, the HP 2 even bears the initials of Peavey founder and CEO, Hartley Peavey.

The HP 2 starts out with a classic cutaway design, contoured neck heel, and bolt-on construction. Peavey selected maple for the top and basswood for the back. These hardwoods were selected not only for their natural beauty and weight characteristics, but also for their excellent tonal qualities. As experienced players know, supreme sonic character is achieved when tonal woods have the opportunity to age. The woods used for the initial 400 guitars have been stored in a safe and secure environment for nearly 30 years.

The HP 2 offers an attractive birdseye maple neck and fingerboard cut from a single piece of wood and finished with stress-relieved lamination. This approach not only keeps the color and grain patterns consistent, but also provides for unmatched stability and playability. An easy-access steel torsion rod and dual graphite reinforcement bars enhance the strength of the build. The HP 2 has a 25.5’’ scale length, 22 jumbo frets, and 15’’ fingerboard radius. The 10-degree tilt-back headstock has a 3+3 tuning machine configuration complete with Schaller® tuning machines with pearloid buttons. Chrome-plated hardware polishes off the look.

Electronically, the HP 2 offers two custom-wound Peavey humbucking pickups that supply optimal output and tonal response. They’re made using a two-step, wax-dipping process that provides ultra-low noise operation and resistance to feedback. The pickups are mounted directly to the body, further reducing feedback at high volume levels and enhancing response. A Switchcraft® 3-way toggle switch allows selection of pickups in up, center, and down configurations, while two push-pull knobs for volume and tone allow the pickups to be split individually. For the finishing touch, players will find a Peavey/Floyd Rose® licensed, double-locking tremolo assembly ensuring excellent sustain.

From top to bottom, the HP 2 is a vintage-inspired guitar for modern players of various styles. MSRP is $2999.99 with hardshell case included.

Learn more and get a closer look at www.peavey.com.

Fender releases the George Harrison ‘Rocky’ Strat.

FENDER® CUSTOM SHOP RELEASES MASTER BUILT GEORGE HARRISON’S ROCKY™ STRATOCASTER®, A REPLICA OF ONE OF HARRISON’S ICONIC GUITARS

A Faithful 100 Piece Global Recreation of Harrison’s “Rocky” Stratocaster From Master Builder Paul Waller, With Abigail Ybarra Pickups To Honour The Legendary Musician’s Famously-Nicknamed Guitar 

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (September 29, 2020)—Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today released their highly anticipated recreation of George Harrison’s iconic “Rocky” Stratocaster initially previewed at Winter NAMM 2020. With only 100 being made available worldwide, its debut sparked major conversation that only further emphasises its ultimate, limited-edition status. The “Rocky” Stratocaster is considered to be one of music’s most celebrated guitars, known for several iconic appearances including the live performance of “All You Need Is Love” on Our World, the very first global satellite TV program. Harrison’s spontaneous psychedelic paint job continues to serve as a special homage to the late ‘60s and to Harrison’s artistry.

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today released their highly anticipated recreation of George Harrison’s iconic “Rocky” Stratocaster initially previewed at Winter NAMM 2020. With only 100 being made available worldwide, its debut sparked major conversation that only further emphasises its ultimate, limited-edition status. The “Rocky” Stratocaster is considered to be one of music’s most celebrated guitars, known for several iconic appearances including the live performance of “All You Need Is Love” on Our World, the very first global satellite TV program. Harrison’s spontaneous psychedelic paint job continues to serve as a special homage to the late ‘60s and to Harrison’s artistry. Read More …

The new Kenny Wayne Shepherd Strat can get it

FENDER® INTRODUCES THE ALL-NEW ARTIST SIGNATURE STRATOCASTER®  WITH BLUES, ROCK LEGEND KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD 

Second Fender Launch, The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Signature Stratocaster® Custom “Hot” Vintage Pickups, Block Inlay Neck and Unique Faded Transparent Blue Finish

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (September 15, 2020)— Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today released the all-new Kenny Wayne Shepherd Stratocaster®, the newest result of Fender’s collaboration with one of the most powerful guitarists in Blues-Rock today. It features a chambered ash body, Transparent Faded Sonic Blue lacquer finish and early ‘60s “C”-shaped maple neck. This guitar delivers a punchy, full-throated Stratocaster® tones with three custom voiced pickups created with design input from Shepherd himself to meticulously complement his personal sound. Today, fans can own and play a part of that legacy with the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Stratocaster®. Read More …